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# Microchipping

All time
# it's the law
Explainer: Everything you need to know about the new dog microchipping rules
Thinking of getting your pet microchipped this weekend? Here are the facts.
# getting lost
If you’re going on holiday and leaving a pet behind, read this
The DSPCA has some good advice for you.
An Australian cat has ended up in Northern Ireland and nobody knows how
You have cat to be kitten me.
# a side of chips
Own a dog? You have to microchip it very soon
The government is providing €100,000 to charities who provide the service.
# boo approved
Own a dog? You will HAVE to microchip it from next year
A new programme will be rolled out for puppies in September, before extending to all dogs in 2016.
# Handy
Unlock your car, share contacts or log into your computer. It's all possible with human microchipping
The microchip the size of a grain of rice can be implanted into a person’s thumb.
# Animals
DSPCA struggling as demands rise and donations fall
The society says that demands for help, advice and vet care now outstrip what they can offer.
# Microchipping
Call for centralised database as starving horses abandoned
While some of the animals are microchipped, the information is held across across 10 databases to which the DSPCA have limited access.
# Your Say
Poll: Should microchipping for dogs be compulsory?
In Northern Ireland, it is compulsory for dogs to be microchipped – but not in the Republic of Ireland. With fresh calls for this to take place, we ask what you think.
# Microchipping
Sheep farmers call for microchipping of dogs following ‘distressing attacks’
The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association says there have been a number of attacks on sheep in recent weeks.